Organisers of Napoli-Majorca match cancelled write to KFA calling it “unjust”

Noise is being made about the cancellation of a match between Napoli (Italy), where Kim Min-jae plays, and Mallorca (Spain), where Lee Kang-in plays.

According to the Korea Football Association (KFA), on the 26th, the association received a lawsuit in the name of the consortium organisers StadiumX (STX) and Untouchable Sports Group (USG), which promoted the two teams’ visits, stating that ‘the friendly matches between the two teams were unfairly cancelled and that they should be compensated for the damages caused’.

Accordingly, the KFA is preparing for the eventuality of receiving a notice from the court.

On 25 June, the KFA finally informed the consortium that had organised the friendly between the two teams that the match would not be held. The two matches were scheduled to take place on 8 June at the Seoul World Cup Stadium and 10 June at the Goyang Sports Complex.

The matches were set to be highly anticipated by fans, as they would be the last time Kim Min-jae and Lee Kang-in would play in their respective clubs’ colours. It was also interesting to note that Kim Min-jae and Lee Kang-in were going head-to-head.

However, on 10 June, the KFA did not give its consent due to the fact that six K League matches (three K League 1 and three K League 2) were taking place on the same day. The KFA approves invitational matches for foreign teams, but the federation’s consent is required.메이저놀이터

On 8 June, the KFA asked the consortium if they would like to hold any of the matches. At the same time, the KFA also wanted to check the financial status of the consortium to see if they could afford to host a foreign team to avoid an event like Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘no-show’.

To this end, the KFA asked the consortium to deposit 2.4 billion won by the morning of the 25th, or to provide a deposit of 800 million won and a monetary bond trust agreement. The consortium then requested an escrow account and expressed its intention to deposit the money in a lump sum, but in the end, the promise was not fulfilled.

In response, the consortium argued, “Anything other than a lump sum deposit of 2.4 billion won would require a few days’ time. In the end, the association is not interested in approving the event that the organisers have been preparing for a long time, but only wants to prevent the event from taking place.”

“From the organisers’ point of view, the amount of money is large, so we need to have specific discussions, such as how to deal with the interest accrued during the deposit period. However, the federation asked us to deposit billions of won in one and a half days. This is unreasonable self-righteousness on the part of the association and can be seen as a manipulation.”

In the end, the consortium failed to meet the conditions set by the KFA, and the KFA decided and notified the consortium that both the Napoli and Mallorca matches would be cancelled. The consortium is now seeking a court ruling, claiming that the decision was unfair.

The decision will put a lot of pressure on the consortium, which has scheduled three pre-season matches with Hwang Hee-chan’s Wolverhampton (England), Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma (Italy) and Oh Hyun-gyu’s Celtic in late July.

Wolverhampton and Celtic will meet at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on 26 July, Wolverhampton and AS Roma at the Incheon Asiad Stadium on 29 July and Roma and Incheon United at the Incheon Asiad Stadium on 1 August.

The KFA’s decision will inevitably have an adverse impact on the partnerships and sponsorships that have been secured for the Napoli and Mallorca friendlies. The consortium said: “The KFA’s decision will have a significant impact. We have staff in place and investments planned both domestically and internationally, but this will be disrupted,” the consortium said.

For now, the KFA has decided to keep the Wolverhampton and AS Roma visits separate from the Napoli-Majorca match. This means that if the consortium meets the requirements for match authorisation, it will be reviewed.

A spokesperson for the current consortium told OSEN: “For the 8 June game, there is still room for negotiation. We are open to dialogue with the federation.” However, if the consortium goes to court, it is doubtful that the two sides will be able to meet and come to an agreement.

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